Frequently Asked Questions
When can I register for the convention?
Pre-Registration will be available in November of 2023 for Shore Leave 44, memberships will also be available at the door. At-the-door registration opens at 9:00 AM on the Friday of the convention. In addition to purchasing convention memberships, you will also be able to purchase tickets for photo ops.
How can I upgrade my membership from a single day to the full-weekend?
The best approach is to print out a new registration form with the changes, add a note explaining that you wish to upgrade to the full weekend, and include a check for the difference between the two membership prices.
To avoid disappointment in the event of a sell-out, if you plan to purchase a weekend or Saturday-only membership, we suggest you make your purchase on Friday.
Can I purchase tickets for the autograph line?
No autograph ticket is required. At Shore Leave, your convention membership allows you access to all of our guests’ autograph tables. Please note however that our actor guests do charge for their autographs. This transaction is between you and the guest and you pay at the autograph table.
Will you mail my tickets or do I pick them up at the con?
All pre-registration memberships are “Will Call.” When you arrive, you’ll pick up your badge, program book, and other membership materials at the pre-registration desk in the hotel lobby.
I’d like to suggest a guest. What’s the best way to do that?
Drop a line to the Guest Relations team. Along with the name of the guest you’d like to see, be sure to include the name of the TV shows or movies you know them from, just in case it’s one we haven’t seen yet.
Guest suggestions can be a bit tricky though in that we really can’t say anything about whether we’re going to invite a potential guest. Doing so would run the risk of setting incorrect expectations for the fans, the potential guest, or both. Unfortunately, this often means that the only time you’re likely to hear anything about a suggested guest is if we happen to book them.
Autograph/Photo Ops Questions
Please be sure to also read the Autograph Policy for additional information.
Can I purchase tickets for the autograph line?
No autograph ticket is required. At Shore Leave, your convention membership allows you access to all of our guests’ autograph tables and the official autograph session. Please note that many of our actor guests do charge for their autographs, this transaction is between you and the guest and you pay at the autograph table.
How much will the guests charge for their autograph?
Autograph prices are set by the individual guest.
Which guests will be participating in the official autograph session?
The guests participating in the official autograph session have not been announced, but
Will guests participating in the official autograph sessions
Guests participating in the official autograph sessions are always given the opportunity to have a table outside the official session, and they usually take the opportunity to meet their fans.
How do I purchase advance tickets for a guest’s autograph?
No special tickets are required for our guests’ autograph lines. At Shore Leave, your convention membership allows you access to all of our guests’ autograph tables. Please note however that many of our actor guests do charge for their autographs. This transaction is between you and the guest and you pay at the autograph table.
(Please note that autographs are not included in the price of photo op photos.)
How do Photo Ops work?
Photo Ops may be purchased at the convention on Friday or first thing Saturday morning
The exact photo op schedule won’t be announced until right before the convention, but in general, they start at 10 AM and go until early afternoon. There are different time slots for each actor or group of actors, so you’ll want to make sure you know what time you need to be there.
When it’s your turn, you walk in, pose with the actor(s), and the photo is taken. There will be some logistics changes this year, but you’ll be able to get the photo later that same day, while there’s still plenty of time to get it signed. (Please note: the price of a photo op does not include an autograph.)
You can have as many people as you like in the photo, but you only get one print per photo op ticket. (So a group of ten people would need ten tickets if everyone wants a copy.)
I would like to show my fan film or indie film at Shore Leave! Who do I talk to about it?
Please drop a line to our Small Budget Film coordinator Tom Donnelly.
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean, an African or European Swallow? Numbers for the African swallow are still a bit difficult to come by, but for the European swallow, it appears to be around 10 meters per second. (ref: Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow)